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Nothing to see in Kazakhstan

Day 64: 22/05/19Location: Uralsk, KazakhstanMiles Driven: 0Our first couple of days in Kazakhstan were spent catching up on various jobs: withdrawing local currency, purchasing a local sim card, washing our clothes and bedding at the launderette, and filling up the fridge. We stayed in a cheap hostel that was cheap for a reason. The decor... Continue Reading →

The road from Russia to Kazakhstan

Small detour near to Saratov (Russia) to the landing site of the first man in space - Yuri Gagarin Days 57 to 62: 15/05/19 - 20/05/19Location: Rylsk to Ozinki, RussiaMiles Driven: 906Despite being nearly 1000 miles, our journey through Russia (from Ukraine to Kazakhstan) was more or less a straight easterly line on more or... Continue Reading →

The Mother and the Monks

Day 56: 14/05/19Location: Kiev - Dubovychi, Ukraine Miles driven: 172Our morning was spent with Alan (who was also staying at our hostel) at Pechersk Lavra, also known as the Monastery of the Caves. We bought candles to light our way through the narrow labyrinthian underground passages in which dead monks have been laid to rest... Continue Reading →

A day of (radio)activity

Day 52: 10/05/19Location: Kiev - Krasnyi Rih, Ukraine Miles driven: 36Waking up in our hostel, three remarkable things had happened. Firstly, we had spent the night in a 8 person dorm where nobody snored; secondly, everyone in our dorm was up and ready to face the day by 8:30am; and thirdly, the sun was shining.... Continue Reading →

A night in the Zoo

Day 48: 06/05/19Location: Ostrytsya, Ukraine Miles driven: 80The dates for our Russian visa looming ever closer, it was time to leave Romania and make our way through Ukraine. If I am honest, my expectations were low. I envisioned lots of grey and not much else. Our borrowed Eastern Europe guidebook didn’t have much to offer... Continue Reading →

Roam(ania)

Day 29: 17/04/19Location: Fruska Gora, Serbia - Cebz, RomaniaMiles driven: 95After five fairly average days in Serbia, it was time to move on. The flat landscapes of Romania, and with them, (we hoped) less rain and hotter temperatures, were calling us. The border took 20 minutes to cross. Slowed down firstly by the Serbian customs... Continue Reading →

Norwich’s Serbian Twin

13/04/19 - We were directed by a local to "the main road to Belgrade" Day 26: 14/04/19Location: Fair and Square Hostel, Belgrade, SerbiaMiles Driven: 0Expecting to spend the whole day revelling in the sites of Serbia's capital, we were slightly disappointed when after just a couple of hours, we had seen all of sights within... Continue Reading →

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